Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in homeopathy) a remedy that is frequently used, in general or for a particular condition.‘the poison ivy polycrests’
- ‘Commonly used homeopathic medicines called polycrests are multipurpose.’
- ‘Pulsatilla is a remedy that is called a polycrest, meaning it can be used for various problems and affects various systems in the body.’
19th century: from Greek polu- ‘many’ + khraosos ‘use’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.